The INMIX is a Consolidated SRG multidisciplinary research team, with experienced researchers with training in different disciplines in the social sciences (such as social and cultural anthropology, geography, demography, sociology, social psychology and social work) and with an interdisciplinary approach that combines different methodologies (both quantitative and qualitative) and different analytical perspectives.

The main areas of research of The INMIX are the following:

1) International migration and the sociocultural integration processes of immigrants, ethnic minorities, and their descendants.

2) Immigration and diversity management: multiculturalism and interculturalism; racism and discrimination.

3) Critical Mixed Race Studies: mixedness (intermarriage; mixed unions/families and descendants); multiracial and multiethnic identities.

One of the main focuses of The INMIX is the comprehensive study of ‘mixedness’, an encompassing concept that refers to demographic patterns of intermarriage and mixed families across national, ethno-cultural, religious and class boundaries; social attitudes and political discourses towards mixing; the transnational dynamics of mixed unions/families; identity processes of the descendants of mixed families; and everyday culturally hybrid spaces. We argue that ‘mixedness’ is one of the most important tests for determining societal structure and for exposing social divisions, and therefore is a phenomenon that carries important policy implications and may significantly contribute to social and cultural transformation.

The INMIX has conducted a number of research projects on this subject, and is very committed to the dissemination and transfer of knowledge from academia to the political and civic spheres. We are interested in producing and disseminating a body of policy- and practice-relevant research to help bridge the research-policy divide, and to do so, we partake in conferences, debates, media releases, and different activities involving the civic and administrative spheres.

With an extensive academic international network, The INMIX has a permanent interest in conducting international comparisons and in collaborating with researchers from other countries. 

The group has a fully equipped office (the INMIX Lab), fostering collaboration and guidance in research and career development. Its members also have access to the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology’s central services (e.g. computers, internet access, administrative support, etc.).

We are open to host academic visitors and researchers who wish to join the group with external funding.

We are also open to discussing and supporting applications for pre- and postdoctoral researchers applying for funding to competitive calls such as FPU, FI, Juan de la Cierva, Ramon y Cajal, Margarita Salas, Maria Zambrano, Beatriu de Galindo, Marie Skłodowska-Curie, and ICREA Senior. 


Dan Rodríguez-García  (Director. Full Professor, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, UAB)

Miguel Solana Solana  (Associate Professor, Department of Geography, UAB)

Silvia Álvarez Libten (Associate Professor, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, UAB)

Beatriz Ballestín González  (Lecturer, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, UAB)

Carmen Méndez López  (Director, Fundación Secretariado Gitano – Cataluña)

Cristina Rodríguez Reche  (Postdoctoral Research Staff Training Fellowship, Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, Ref. BES-2016-076851, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, UAB)

Teresa Habimana Jordana  (FI-DGR Research Staff Training Fellowship, Catalan Government, Ref. 2018 FI_B 00605, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, UAB)

Victor Navarro Izquierdo (FPU Research Staff Training Fellowship, Spanish Ministry of Universities, Ref. FPU20/01875, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, UAB)

Yolanda Cáceres Flores  (PhD Candidate, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, UAB)

Thais El Azzaoui Vargas  (PhD Candidate, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, UAB)

Tomás E. Rojas Valenzuela  (PhD Candidate, Department of Geography, UAB)

External collaborators

Richard Alba  (CUNY Graduate Center, USA)

Erica Chito Childs  (CUNY Graduate Center, USA)

Paul Spickard  (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)

Monica Boyd  (University of Toronto, Canada)

Jeffrey G. Reitz  (University of Toronto, Canada)

Josiane Le Gall (Université de Montréal, Canada)

Miri Song  (University of Kent, United Kingdom)

Rebecca Chiyoko King O’Riain  (University of Maynooth, Irleland)

Beate Collet  (Université Paris-Sorbonne, France)

Catherine Therrien (Al Akhawayn University, Morocco)

Rosa Aparicio Gómez  (Instituto Universitario José Ortega y Gasset, Spain)

Anna Ortiz Guitart  (Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain)

Miranda J. Lubbers  (Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain)

Verónica de Miguel Luken  (University of Malaga, Spain)

Zenia Hellgren  (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Previous members

Nele Hansen  (PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology)

Adriana Jarrín Morán  (PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology)

Andrea Pequeño Bueno  (PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology)

Nora Salas Seoane  (MA in Social Anthropology, Brunel University)